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TMSA 3 calls for improved practices

From January 2018, tanker operators are required to use TMSA3 to monitor and improve performance. In comparison with TMSA2, the new edition of TMSA is more extended in length and presents new challenges to ship operators with the introduction of new requirements.

Study reveals 77% of firms lack proper cyber response plans

A recent study conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient found that 77% of respondents do not have a formal cyber security incident response plan applied consistently across their organization, while nearly half of the 2800 respondents reported that their incident response plan is either informal/ad hoc or completely non-existent.

Corvil: Standards, collaboration and AI critical to cyber resilience

Graham Ahearne, Corvil Director, Security Product Management, said that the advanced, persistent threat landscape in cyber security poses an enormous risk to global financial markets and Cyber Resilience can be built through standards, collaboration and AI-Powered Automation in these markets.

IACS presents plans to improve cyber security and digitalisation

During IACS’ 76th Council Meeting, the members that participated viewed IACS’ new initiatives, which aim at the development and implementation of new technologies, including ship autonomy. IACS updated the participants regarding recent developments on its current work and plans, including cyber security and preparation for the 2020 sulphur cap and cyber safety.

New guidelines for improving cyber security

New guidelines are developed to help operators in addressing maritime cyber risks. With a series of classification notations, guidelines and services, operators can have a tool to help them comply with regulatory requirements, safeguard their crews and protect their assets from cyber attacks.

Q&As on cyber risks and shipping industry

The UK P&I Club has compiled a bulletin answering to questions about cyber risks in the shipping industry in relation to P&I insurance. Considering that a cyber-attack could catastrophically impact the safe navigation of a vessel, maritime cyber risks come within the scope of P&I in case these arise from the operation of a ship.

Top 6 examples of ransomware

In its March edition of ‘Phish and Ships’, Be Cyber Aware at Sea cited the most influential and destructive examples of ransomware currently emerging. Despite significant progress, ransomware is still difficult to stop even for Windows computers running antivirus. The only reliable defence is a backup, but even that can come under attack if it can be reached from the infected PC.

Teekay to install new e-mail platform on its fleet

IT company Dualog, announced that it has won a  contract to install and upgrade email capability on 160 Teekay vessels worldwide. Work has already started, with over 100 vessels being equipped. Teekay wants to move towards digitalisation, for this reason it decided to get a new email platform, to enhance its cyber security.

Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management

Ahead of the need to raise awareness regarding cyber risk threats and vulnerabilities in the shipping industry, companies are advised to consult the  Resolution MSC.428(98) and identify possible cyber risks with regard to their operations ashore and aboard.

7 Digital trends that will transform container shipping

Speaking about digital transformation in container shipping, BGC reports that the industry has failed to adapt to the digital age, yet. For this reason, it is important for the industry to follow some steps, which will help container industry modernize.

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